Pokémon Go: Best Movesets and Counters for Croconaw

Guide for the best counters against Croconaw during Battle Raids!

Croconaw is a Tier 3 Raid Boss that looks like a crocodile which most might have guessed by its name itself. It has a yellow body with blue spots all over it and it also has huge jaws along with red spikes that run down from its back. The spike on its tail resembles a diamond. It is available both as a normal raid and a shadow raid and players will need the perfect counters to be able to defeat it. In this Pokémon Go guide, we are going to talk about the best ways and counters using which one can fight Croconaw in the best way possible.

Croconaw in Pokémon Go

Croconaw is a pure-type Water Pokémon with a maximum raid boss CP of 12404. It is vulnerable to Electric and Grass-type attacks. Even high-level experienced players with the best type of counters will need Purified Gems to be able to defeat Croconaw solo. Low-level players will need to go in groups even with Purified Gems as shadow bosses get boosted defense and offense abilities in their enraged state.

Croconaw Movesets

Pokémon Go Croconaw counters
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The best moves from the moveset of Croconaw are Water Gun and Water Pulse. Both of them have a combined DPS of 38.3 and it is also the best combination of moves that can be used in Pokémon Gyms and PvP battles. Other decent attacks from its moveset include Scratch, Crunch, and Ice Punch.

Best counters against Croconaw in Pokémon Go

Here’s the list of the best counters that one can use against Croconaw and guarantee a win for themselves.

  • Sceptile (Mega): Bullet Seed/Leaf Blade
  • Ampharos (Mega): Charge Beam/Zap Cannon
  • Manectric (Mega): Thunder Fang/Thunder
  • Alakazam (Mega): Confusion/Future Sight
  • Venusaur (Mega): Vine Whip/Petal Blizzard
  • Kartana: Razor Leaf/Lead Blade
  • Xurkitree: Spark/Power Whip
  • Deoxys (Attack): Poison Jab/Zap Cannon
  • Gengar (Mega): Hex/Shadow Ball
  • Latios (Mega): Zen Headbutt/Solar Beam
  • Zarude: Vine Whip/Power Whip
  • Gardevoir (Mega): Confusion/Synchronoise
  • Blaziken (Mega): Counter/Focus Blast
  • Thundurus (Therian): Volt Switch/Thunderbolt
  • Roserade: Razor Leaf/Leaf Storm
  • Groudon (Primal): Dragon Tail/Solar Beam 
  • Beedrill (Mega): Poison Jab/Sludge Bomb
  • Salamence (Mega): Dragon Tail/Dragon Meteor
  • Abomasnow (Mega): Razor Leaf/Energy Ball
  • Banette (Mega): Shadow Claw/Thunder
  • Victreebel: Razor Leaf/Solar Beam
  • Vileplume: Razor Leaf/Solar Beam
  • Latias (Mega): Dragon Breath/Psychic
  • Houndoom (Mega): Snarl/Foul Play
  • Zekrom: Dragon Breath/Wild Charge
  • Aerodactyl (Mega): Rock Throw/Rock Slide 
  • Leafeon: Razor Leaf/Solar Beam
  • Deoxys (Normal): Charge Beam/Thunderbolt
  • Venusaur: Razor Leaf/Solar Beam
  • Torterra: Razor Leaf/Solar Beam
  • Sceptile: Fury Cutter/Leaf Blade
  • Zapdos: Thunder Shock/Thunderbolt
  • Mewtwo: Psycho Cut/Thunderbolt
  • Manectric: Thunder Fang/Wild Charge
  • Electivire: Thunder Shock/Wild Charge
Pokémon Go Croconaw counters
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Purified Gems can be used to subdue the attack and defense abilities of Croconaw temporarily. Players can also use more than one Purified Gem at once which will make its effects stack up together. This will be the perfect time for the players to use their best counter-attacks to win the raid against Croconaw.

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